The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

hobbit-3While I do enjoy all these movies on some level – just for the action & fantasy – it was simply too much. Too much action, too many extreme situations, too many implausible situations, too many special effects, too unlikely of a romance… and on and on. I’d be curious to see these 3 movies edited into a single ~4 hour movie with all the fluff edited out. It might actually be pretty good.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

hobbit-unexpected-journeyI saw this in 3D, 48? frames per second, IMAX… and it was glorious.

As for these people who complain about the high frame rate as looking like cheap TV… They remind me of a 12-year-old who doesn’t like tomatoes because “they’re icky”. Basically, they have undeveloped senses of taste.

As for the movie? Well, sure it was probably longer than it needs to be, but it was just as long as I wanted it to be. I liked the back story, and didn’t find it distracting or¬†unnecessary. The filming was beautiful, the effects stunning, the acting, good enough… This movie was pure candy.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Not as mind-blowing as the first one simply because we’ve seen the first one. Still, it was pretty darn entertaining… I do wish they’d not added the elves in helm’s deep & the warg riders scene & had given more time to the Ents. But, even with those changes/omissions, I was slaphappily satisfied. 2hrs & 59minutes never passed so quickly.